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Brady Vs Mahomes In Super Bowl LV, Haskins Signs W/Steelers, Lions Release Stafford, Eagles Sign Sirianni As Head Coach

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In the first playoff matchup on Sunday, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers battled it out in a close game. Even though Brady threw for three interceptions, he also threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns to pull out a Tampa Bay win over the Green Bay Packers, 31-26. Brady advanced to his 10th Super Bowl appearance, twice as many as Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway (Denver Broncos). If anyone doubts that Brady is a good luck charm, just consider that since he signed with the Bucs, the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have all made it to their respective championships.

In the second playoff game of the night, the Kansas City Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, overpowered the Buffalo Bills 38-24. Mahomes looked dominant throwing for 325 yards and three touchdowns. Unfortunately, however, Mahomes blindside protector, offensive tackle Eric Fisher, suffered an Achilles injury and will be sidelined for the Championship game.

Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes‘ February 7th Super Bowl showdown will be exciting. They’ve met four times in close games with each winning twice.

In other NFL news, quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who was recently released from Washington, signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. And, the Detroit Lions have released quarterback Matthew Stafford. No word yet on which team will pick him up.

The Philadelphia Eagles hired Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as their new head coach.

 

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Nets’ “Big 3” Make Debut In Loss To Cavs, Embiid Leads Sixers To Win, Fuller Makes History Again

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Brooklyn’s “Big 3” played together for the first time Wednesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kevin Durant put up 38 points, Kyrie Irving added 37 points, and James Harden scored 21 points. The Nets didn’t have a defensive answer to the Cavs’ Collin Sexton though. Sexton scored 42 points in the Cavs 147-135 double-overtime win over the Nets.

In other NBA news, the Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid scored 42 points to lead the Sixers to victory over the Boston Celtics 117-109.

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Sarah Fuller made history in November by becoming the first woman to play in a Power 5 football game (as a kicker at Vanderbilt), and as such was given the honor of introducing Vice President Kamala Harris during the inauguration.

 

 

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Philip Rivers Retires, Sarah Thomas Makes History As First Female SB Official, Tiger Woods 5th Back Surgery

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Philip Rivers announced he’s retiring from the NFL after an incredibly successful 17-year career as a quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers (16 years) and Indianapolis Colts (1 year). The future Hall of Famer said, “I’m excited to go coach high school football. … What has helped me come to this (decision) is the growing desire to coach high school football. That’s what I’ve always wanted to do. It’s been growing. I can’t wait.”

Sarah Thomas will make history as the first female Super Bowl official at this year’s Championship. She will be the Down Judge at Super Bowl LV.

GOLF

Tiger Woods underwent a fifth back surgery (microdiscectomy) and will be out at least two months. He’s expected (and fans are hoping) to return in time for the Masters on April 8th.

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Bills Vs Kansas City & Packers Vs Buccaneers In AFC/NFC Championships, Jets Hire Saleh, Mets Fire GM

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The AFC/NFC Championship games are set. The Buffalo Bills defeated the Baltimore Ravens 17-3 thanks in part to the momentum from cornerback Taron Johnson’s 101-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter. With the win, the Bills advance to the AFC Championship game for the first time since the 1993 season.

The Bills will face the Kansas City Chiefs who defeated the Cleveland Browns in a game that came down to the last minute. When KC quarterback Patrick Mahomes went down with a concussion in the third quarter, fans were worried, but backup QB Chad Henne held his own to give the team a 22-17 victory.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers looked spectacular in the Green Bay Packers 32-18 win over the Los Angeles Rams and will matchup against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next weekend. Tampa Bay’s defense overpowered New Orlean Saints quarterback Drew Brees and forced three interceptions on what will likely be the future hall of famer’s last game of his career. Tampa Bay 30, Saints 20

In a video that went viral, Brees’s son Baylen, came up to Brady after the game to toss a football.  Brady threw him the ball which he caught in the end zone. Brady jokingly said, “We could have used you tonight!” The video has more than 7 million views.

The New York Jets hired the San Francisco 49ers’ defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as their next head coach.

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The New York Mets fired general manager Jared Porter only a day after it was reported he sent explicit unsolicited sexual images and texts to a female reporter while he was working for the Chicago Cubs in 2016. According to new owner, Steve Cohen, “In my initial press conference I spoke about the importance of integrity and I meant it. There should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior.”

 

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Disgruntled Harden Traded To Nets, Jags In Talks W/Urban Meyer, $5.2 Mill For Mickey Mantle Card

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The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster multi-team deal. Harden will join former teammate Kevin Durant on the Nets, and the Rockets will acquire Victor Oladipo plus four first-round picks and a bunch of pick swaps.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly in advanced talks to hire former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.

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A 1952 Mickey Mantle trading card sold for a record $5.2 million, breaking the previous record of $3.4 million paid for a Mike Trout rookie card.

 

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Alabama Rolls To 18th National Title In Big Win Over Ohio State, Eagles Fire Pederson, Belichick Refuses Medal Of Freedom, PGA Cuts Ties With Trump

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Alabama rolled to an 18th national title in a decisive win over #3 ranked Ohio State in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship. Thanks to the stellar play of quarterback Mac Jones, running back Najee Harris, and Heisman Trophy winner Devonata Smith, the Crimson Tide put up 621 yards of total offense and scored 52 points, the most ever scored by Alabama in a national title game. With the win, Alabama coach Nick Saban becomes the only coach to win 7 national championships (six with Alabama and one with LSU). Alabama 52, Ohio State 24

In the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with head coach Doug Pederson just three years after he coached them to a Super Bowl title.

New England Patriots coach, Bill Belichick refused to accept President Trump’s planned award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom after he stated,  “the tragic events of last week”.

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The PGA of America announced they are cutting ties with President Trump and will relocate the 2022 PGA Championship from the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey to a new location.

 

 

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Browns Beat Steelers For First Playoff Win Since 1994, Nickelodeon’s Broadcast, CFP National Championship Tonight

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The Cleveland Browns pulled out an amazing win over the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night of Wild Card Weekend. Quarterback Baker Mayfield looked solid throwing for 263 yards and three touchdowns, while Kareem Hunt added two more touchdowns for Cleveland. And the Browns’ defense did their part by forcing five turnovers. After an 11-0 start to the season, the Steelers lost four of their last five games, and then to add insult to injury, lost to the Browns who haven’t won a playoff game since 1994. The Brown will now face last year’s Super Bowl Champs, the Kansas City Chiefs, in the Divisional Round. Browns 48, Steelers 37

In other Divisional round matchups:

The Buffalo Bills vs. the Baltimore Ravens

The Green Bay Packers vs. the LA Rams

The New Orleans Saints vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Nickelodeon broadcast a kid-centric, really fun (and a bit goofy) showing of the New Orleans Saints-Chicago Bears wild-card game over the weekend. The broadcast featured Nickelodeon personalities including appearances from SpongeBob SquarePants and lots of their trademark slime.

Tune in tonight at 8:00 pm ET for the College Football Playoff National Championship between #1 ranked Alabama and #3 ranked Ohio State.

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76ers In Quarantine, Harbaugh Signs $4Mill Deal, Mets Blockbuster Trade

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry found out he tested positive for coronavirus during the beginning of the Sixers matchup against the Brooklyn Nets. With contact tracing protocols in place, the entire team will quarantine in New York. The Sixers game against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday in Philly could be rescheduled.

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Fifty-seven-year-old Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh is close to signing a five-year deal with a base salary of $4 million and incentives up to $8 million.

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The New York Mets made a splash yesterday with a blockbuster trade. The Mets got all-star shortstop Francisco Lindor and pitcher Carlos Carrasco from the Cleveland Indians for Andres Gimenez, Amed Rosario, and some prospects.

 

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DeVonta Smith Wins Heisman, College Football Championship Could Be Postponed, Team USA Wins World Juniors Gold

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Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith won the prestigious Heisman Trophy. With the win, he is the first receiver to be named the best college football player in 29 years. The award has traditionally gone to quarterbacks and running backs and hasn’t gone to a receiver since Desmond Howard won in 1991. Smith is also just the 4th receiver to ever win the award.

The College Football Playoff National Championship between #1 ranked Alabama and #3 ranked Ohio State could be postponed. A number of Ohio State players have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have contact traced and could be required to miss the game scheduled for January 11th.

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The United States won the gold medal over Team Canada in the World Junior Championship. The win marks Team USA’s fifth World Juniors gold.

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Lynn/Marrone Fired, Heisman Ceremony Tonight, Prater Wins Free Bud Light For Detroit, March Madness Returns

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There were two more NFL head coaches fired yesterday. The Los Angeles Chargers fired Anthony Lynn and the Jacksonville Jaguars got rid of Doug Marrone.

The Heisman Trophy ceremony will be held virtually tonight at 7:30 pm ET. The finalists are: Devonta Smith (WR, Alabama), Trevor Lawrence (QB, Clemson), Mac Jones (QB, Alabama), and Kyle Trask (QB, Florida). Smith is considered the odds on favorite to win.

Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater won free beer for the people in Detroit. Bud Light created a competition between Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus and Prater to see who could kick the longest field goal during the season, with Bud Light promising free beer to the winning city. Prater kicked a 59-yard field goal back in Week 9 against the Washington Football Team, while McManus’s longest kick was a 58-yarder against the New Orleans Saints.

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The 2020 NCAA tournament was one of the first sporting events to shut down due to the pandemic. As of now, March Madness is set to return for 2021. The tournament is scheduled to begin in late March and last for a condensed two-week period with all 68 teams playing in six venues in the Indianapolis area. If all goes well, the National Championship will be held on April 5th.

 

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